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Handlebar Switches

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by halfmile, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. halfmile

    halfmile XS650 Junkie Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

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    Last week I ordered a set of control switches from one of the many Chinky company`s in Roland Heights CA that all have a different name and the same address. Under $18 for the pair and of course free shipping. I opened the package and my first thought was these look better than I expected.:yikes: Larger diameter wire, nice finish, drain hole, locating pin and even heavier than I expected. The Chinamanese are getting things right for a change. Too good to be true? I then noticed the words "Domino" Made in Italy on the bottom of the switches. The wiring diagram (Schema Elettrico) was printed in Italian too. Well I`ve got news for em. I still have a test light and if the switches just make contact I`ll figure this out.:thumbsup: Where else but the USA can you buy Italian parts from a Chinese seller for a Japanese bike.:shrug:
    handlebar switch 006.JPG handlebar switch 005.JPG handlebar switch 007.JPG handlebar switch 004.JPG
     
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  2. GLJ

    GLJ Ran through life like my hair was on fire 650 time Top Contributor

    The world is getting smaller by the day.
     
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  3. XSLeo

    XSLeo XS650 Guru

    You can open the switches and look where the wires go. Maybe the colors are right, Might get lucky.
    Leo
     
  4. cafetools

    cafetools XS650 Addict

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    Do you have a link to where you bought these please? Looks good.
     
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  5. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Looks like very nice gear, let us know how they work for you. :thumbsup:
     
  6. MrBultaco

    MrBultaco it ran before parked Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

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    Nice looking switches, but where are you going to mount the fog light? :umm:
     
  7. Superjet

    Superjet XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter

    Nice switches....too bad they dont ship to Canada :( we are nice people here!?!
     
  8. cafetools

    cafetools XS650 Addict

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    Too bad they are plastic...
     
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  9. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

  10. 650Skull

    650Skull Dinosaur Lives Top Contributor

    Agree Machine.........How can china import materials and make products then export to other countries and the seller can still make a profit on 2 bar switches that cost $18.

    There is no way that is made in Italy and exported and sold in the US for that price........

    The people who buys these are the first to complain about the loss of local industry..............
     
  11. Camilo

    Camilo XS650 Member

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  12. I used them they work nice but don't be fooled colors don't match. Some of these that I have gotten BLACK is 12 volts
    Your best bet is to use volt meter and check them out. Other problem is running light . No place for it except for on/off lights
    Have Fun
     
  13. mrtwowheel

    mrtwowheel Honda Etched On Brain Top Contributor

    I like the on/off lights option. You gotta come back to this thread and tell us what you think of them after using them for a while.

    Scott
     
  14. mrtwowheel

    mrtwowheel Honda Etched On Brain Top Contributor

    I just looked at banggood to see what they had to offer. Couldn't find the combination of features that I would want. Some had no kill switch. The one set that did have everything also had the housing for a single cable throttle.

    So, reality just hit me. I need to make a great effort to save the switches that I have because of my dual cable throttle, even if I have to replace the throttle sleeve. A new chrome clutch lever perch may be in the future to match my new chrome MC. I should have bought the matching clutch perch when I bought the MC.:oops:

    Scott
     
  15. 650Skull

    650Skull Dinosaur Lives Top Contributor

    .......
    From post #1............Made in Italy
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    Here in Aus Stuff was sold as made/produced in Australia when it was produced or made overseas...........now we have regulations that any part or goods have to clearly show the difference between Made/Manufactured in Australia or made in X country.
     
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  16. cafetools

    cafetools XS650 Addict

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    Can we make our oem switches do on / off headlight for our high low?
     
  17. 650Skull

    650Skull Dinosaur Lives Top Contributor

    pre 79 switches have the on/off feature/switch
     
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  18. This post http://www.xs650.com/posts/580313/ shows my aftermarket rh switch and the wiring adjustment I had to make. Bike is still in the garage so I don't know how it's going to behave over time yet, and I haven't looked underneath to see if it's got a 'made in Italy' mark! Seems to be pretty OK though.
     
  19. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    What with the proliferation of low-current LED lighting, I'd be thinking that newer switch modules may not be designed to handle the higher current demands of legacy incandescents. DaddyG posted his failure experiences with some budget switchblocks a few years ago...
     

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